Everyone’s gotta eat!

Several Eastern Ringtail dragonflies (Erpetogomphus designatus) were spotted during photowalks along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park.

Eastern Ringtail seems to be a voracious predator, based upon an admittedly small sample size. Two individuals were observed eating smaller insects.

Male

The first individual is a male, as indicated by his terminal appendages; he is feeding upon an unknown black winged insect.

Female

The last individual is a female, as indicated by her terminal appendages; she is eating an unknown species of damselfly.

Almost gone, except for several legs!

Editor’s Note: The title of this post is an homage to Laura Lecce, a regular reader of my photoblog. Thanks for the inspirational comment on one of my previous posts, Laura!

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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